Thursday, May 30, 2013


My webmaster, Alex May, has been working on this project for months.  Alex has way more patience, persistence, and technical expertise than anyone!  And, I think you’ll be as excited as we are with our new project for TPT.  “Patalina Matalina” is a silly song, but that’s why children love it.  You’ll get the song, PowerPoint, regular size book, small book, patterns, and activities so you can reinforce standards.  But wait!  There’s more!  You’ll also get an eBook. 

Patalina Matalina
(Tune:  “Shortnin’ Bread”)
Chorus:  Um plucka lucka lucka,   (Pretend to strum a guitar
               Um plucka lucka lucka,     as you sing.)
               Um plucka lucka lucka,
               Pluck, pluck, pluck.

Patalina Matalina Upsadina Walkadina
Hoca Poca Loca was his name…
His body looked like a frying pan,
With two little arms and hands…  (Stick out hands.)
His head was shaped like a basketball,  (Make a circle above your head with arms.)
And he had no hair at all…   (Open up palms.)
His ears were big and bright red,  (Point to your ears.)
And they flopped out from his head… 
Is nose was as long as a garden hose,  (Point to your nose.)
And it hung down to his toes…
He had two eyes that were yellow and red,  (Point to your eyes.)
And they poked out from his head…
His feet were as big as sailboats,  (Stick out feet.)
And on the water he could float…
But his heart was so big; he was loved by all.  (Pat chest by heart.)
His looks really didn’t matter at all!  (Shake head “No.”)

*Ask the children if they’ve ever met Patalina’s sister?  Yes, it’s Katalina Matalina and she’s going to have her own set of books soon.

Here's the TPT link: